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CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
arsenal, to drive up to 95 and cell in the city -- you think, why doesn't the fbi crosscheck those purchases? if they know multiple purchases are an indication of crosschecking -- an indication of trafficking, why don't they crosscheck? they cannot crosscheck. the government is prohibited from crosschecking, from connecting the dots. if you are conducting a criminal investigation and you want to connect the dots and the tr amendment prohibits the government from doing that. host: reading through your report, is it correct to assume that one of your conclusions is that the current weakness in the atf benefits groups like the nra? or the nra is in favor of the current structure of the atf? guest: well, the nra wrote the amendment. it benefits them in terms that these are things that it advocates. it is very successful and it puts out press releases boasting about its success and maintaining these evanescent -- maintaining these investments. far be it from me for standing in their face, but their claim is this is a protection of the individual right to privacy, that the government doe
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
members in the inner city. sweeping the streets instead of peoplpe?hugging on le? guest: a a broad group of having a minimum wage think it is a good idea. speaker banner did not support raising the minimum wage but president bush signed -- speaker boehner did not support raising the minimum wage. there is something to the idea that people bristle coming in between an employer and employee even though there are lots of ways the government does that. the moderate increase they're proposing to $9 an hour. a lot of states would not get hit by that because there minimum wages are already higher. host: what is it in new york city or the big cities, the cost of living is higher? guest: san francisco has a higher minimum wage and the same thing with new york but i do not know the exact numbers. host: you mentioned $7.25, where it is right now. what would it be if it kept up with inflation? guest: it reached its highest and 197'she 1960's and would have been something like $10 in today's dollars. it has never gone back to those heights, adjusting for inflation. host: we have this on twitter
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
, he lifted the city out of its darkest days and set it on course for an incredible comeback. we will miss him dearly. his wisdom will forever be part of the city he loved so much. his spirit will live on not only at city hall and the bridge that bears his name, but all across the five boroughs. the former mayor passed away this morning, at 88 years old, due to congestive heart failure. justin, in maryland, on the independent line. caller:, for taking my call. -- thank you for taking my call. would give hillary clinton a -- i would give hillary clinton a d. i do not understand how somebody in a position of power with so much information about the situation going on in other countries could ever send a force of people into a country that they know is unstable with the same amount of security that they would send to a place like france or germany. for my part, hillary clinton has left much to be desired for her position. i think possibly the whole incident that went down could have costar -- cost her her political career as far as her ambitions are. host: two stores connected to a
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
the passing of ed koch, who was the mayor of new york city. nikole in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, on our line for republicans. caller: hello, how are you? host: your thoughts on the white house offering and opt-out. caller: as catholics, we do not believe in birth control. it is a joke. when i hear about choice, people have the right to make a choice, this is how women's health -- my father works for the catholic hospital of pittsburgh. she had u-turn cancer and got a full hysterectomies under insurance with no problem. i keep hearing that everybody has a right to do with what they want to do with their bodies. why do i not have the right to pay for somebody else's birth control? it is ludicrous to say that i have to go against my conscience, my belief so that someone can take the day after pill, or whatever, but when it comes to women's health, she got the full hysterectomy under the health care plan of the catholic church. that is all bogus. host: nikole in pittsburgh. this is from "the new york times" -- they write out of istanbul -- and in carson city, nevada, on our line for dem
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
the south over to the republican party." the city just agreed with the emancipation proclamation. this is in 2013. lyndon johnson fought for all americans. i was debating whether it should be johnson or jimmy carter. jimmy carter, in the final history of this country is written, jimmy carter will be among the best up there, not ronald reagan. look what jimmy carter did, by holding to signing treaties with panama, he gave the panama canal back to the panamanians. george bush's father arrested noriega and put him in jail. thank you. host: the washington post editorial page weighs in on the question -- who gets the washington post this morning on past presidents. iowa, democratic caller, lisa. caller: good morning. president roosevelt. he was the first president i can rememberhcane helped elderly people who did not have anything. i think he started social security. he had a disability, but it did not stop him from being the best president we ever had and never will. host: what would your parents etc. this question? >> they would've said the same thing if they were alive, i believe.
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2013 7:00am EST
and served as a prosecutor for the city of seattle. jim in enterprise, alabama. republican line. caller: thank you. i have a couple of questions. number one, on the sequester, how much are your democrats planning on cutting out of the military budget? number two, it seems as though the president has been flip- flopping on this. when it first came out, he said it was devastating, it will kill everything in this country. now he said unless you work on a military base, you probably will not see any difference. which one of these statements is a lie? guest: actually, the president made neither of those statements. he has consistently said it will have a sizable impact that will negatively affect the country and the economy. number two, he has not now said it was only affect the military. his cabinet has been out talking about the variety of impacts it will have a bunch of different places. -- it will have in a bunch of different places. i did not vote for the budget control act, but a lot of democrats did, a lot of republicans did, and the president signed it. they all signed it thi
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
have a new mayor. south bend being the second- largest city in indiana, it is not doing what it should be doing. we have abandoned buildings. they have stimulus money. they are redoing a bridge for purification, which i do not understand where that money came from. host: addison, front royal, virginia, independent. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. you need to get the oil companies under control. they have risen -- raised the price on fuel. oil is $150 per barrel. gas prices are four dollars or more per gallon. they keep raising it up. it is greed. there is enough oil on this planet to last for an eternity. we have been lied to. host: we will leave it there. kevin, marshall, texas, republican line. caller: there is no economic recovery. look at the facts and statistics. it is not there. we have 5 million less jobs now than we did when president obama entered office. i was looking at the percentage of our workforce. .t is -- it topped out at 66% last call or talk about the price of gas. the president's friends and asked her $1 trillion per year. it us dollar. th
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
to the states to help business as usual in our states and are counties and our villages and our cities across this country are all full -- are all full. i would love to have president obama interact more and let's stop having suspensions. they say we will not deal with the budget crisis now. we will wait until march to handle things. that is not the way that we can handle this country right now. all american taxpayers are having our own fiscal cliff problems and that cannot be no more. our taxes are going up, our property taxes and food taxes and any kind of hikes of taxes is a challenge for the american workers. host: thanks for your call. guest: i think the sentiment that obama should roll up his sleeves and get to work with congress is one that many members of congress actually would agree with including democrats. he has a little reputation of not reaching out to and interacting with members of congress and a way that hurts his agenda on the hill. at the same time, one chamber has not done a budget for four years and that is the senate and they decided politically it does no
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
-action lawsuit. new york city is facing a class action lawsuit. the city accused of rigging lights to catch more drivers and right more tickets. -- write more tickets. isidor is a republican in washington, d.c. caller: in d.c. on new york avenue, as you entered the scene, they have the camera right there. if you are headed into maryland or coming into d.c., they have the gotcha camera. there are police on duty right after you run the red light camera to slow you down and give you a ticket even if you got the red-light ticket. what about the drug drivers? they're really not that concerned. it is a money machine. they're all over. host: do you think it makes use a for? caller: no. i'm not saying they could use speed bumps, and i don't think it makes us safer. if anything, i've seen it cause a lot of accidents, people slamming on breaks. host: story from the washington post. our question for you this morning is what you think of red-light cameras, in particular at intersections to see whether people blow through the intersection or stop on time. there are couple challenges to the cameras
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
united states. :50, myably about 505 relatives in the inner city did not agree with it. host: you think that women are about 50:50 on that? caller: i think so. host: front page of "politico," this morning, "eric cantor, seeking to reran gop." we will be covering that event today. jim, loraine, ohio, hello. caller: how are you this morning, greta? host: good, how are you? caller code doing fine. i am very interested in this subject. as an experiment i went to a gun show and spoke to a lot of gun owners and ask them a lot of questions. one of the first things i asked them is why they are opposed to these different things they are proposing. one of the common themes that came out was that gun owners fear that this is just -- that if they ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, that eventually there will let -- there will be another tragedy and then the anti-gunners are going to demand that these people give up their weapons. they will say -- look, there was an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines and we have to take them away from law-abiding citizens. that
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am EST
. the only african a member of the city council lost his seat. seems like a perfect reason why we need section 5. the only black member lost his district. this stuff happens more often in places like alabama, texas, and mississippi. so many different people are urging that section 5 be upheld. host: we have a tweet for you from maverick. guest: well, if they say it needs to be expanded, that would treat state the same. ari keep saying there is more demonstration -- discrimination in cover states and the facts don't bear that out. there's no evidence that states are evading court decrees or otherwise practicing discrimination, and that's what led to passage of section 5. section 2 remains. that was the only objection in the entire state of alabama in the last 12 years. one objection. the entire state should be remain covered under section 5 because of one objection? host: sacramento, california, dj. caller: voting is not a privilege, it is a right. i should not be restricted because of my color in that pursued. you guys never have the interest of black people, the images of black folks
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
in the city in ohio and if i did not have a public pension i think that would have been working for the rest of my life. an earlier caller mentioned pensions being affected, but when this crisis happened, you had to have some faith in the economic system. when you look at what happened during the depression, we came out of it. i figured at that time that the country would eventually come out of it. where would we have been five years later? nowhere. i have a tendency to side with the republicans, but at the same time i still think that some of those protections were warranted for people. into the system you get so many people on fox news, knocking down public pensions. the average person in ohio makes about $26,000 per year. all of that talk about locking down those pensions is just bad, really bad, they should stop it. host: what is your pension look like? tell us about it. caller: it is not a bad tension. they did change this, it has changed. you are able to retire at 55, but they changed it to 57. you need 25 years in the system to do that. most people will go for 30 years in ohi
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 7:00am EST
largest city, detroit, and its economic issues. what is the future of that city? guest: detroit has many great things going on, young people moving in, some great projects going on. the challenge in detroit is city government. it is not a recent issue. there are good people in the recent administration. this goes back for decades. the city government is unsustainable in terms of its finances. it needs to provide better services. we have had a review team looking at the finances. one of the question it asks is, do we need to take additional steps to get detroit's finances together? oddly partner with the city to get that happening? detroit will be a great city again. caller: what is happening in detroit is disgraceful. you run for office. you get in, you get that power, and all good ideas run out of your mind. it seems like all of the government, including state, is bought and sold to the highest bidder. you start off with a decent salary, and then when you all come out of office, your millionaires. who pays? it is always the people at the bottom. you can do better than that. host: let's
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
in the papers this morning. on twitter -- andrew in salt lake city, utah, independent. caller: my thoughts are the same thing. it is unconstitutional. people don't want this. it is a power grab from people in love with their new powers they have found, whether it obama or bush, they both did the same king. so it's not a left or right discussion. obama and bush both did the same thing. there should be a trial to determine guilt or innocence. host: what about the overall program, the proponents saying allows us to it go in with less casualty's and take out people who have already attacked the u.s. are planning to attack the united states? caller: it always comes down to who is deciding whether they are planning it or not. in the new act, they can target americans. they can come up with their own trials and make up their own judge, yes, this guy is guilty, and this guy is in a random country. it does not justify anything. it's not cleaner than war. all. wars-- all these wars are unjustified. i think we got them back after 9/11 with 500,000 iraqis dead. host: independent caller there.
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am EST
the divide between the city and the rest of the country is at least as bad, and it seems to get worse every year. host: from january of last -- of last year, the president in his state of the union address. some of the same themes it will continue this week. -- will continue this week. you're looking at a live at view of capitol hill. what is america's number one priority? there is this on twitter -- another issue that will be facing congress this month and next month, sequestration. it is on the front page of the l.a. times. the piece points out for richard simmons -- simons -- simon -- this morning, bill kristol has this editorial -- that is from the weekly standard. study joins us from south carolina. . -- debbie joins us from south carolina. caller: i was just listening to the illegal immigration debate going on right before this. we need to do something for illegal immigrants. the parents we send back, the kids we leave here. i cannot have a child in south carolina and say, i'm going to take her to another state. second of all, the other thing that concerns me -- why are we so co
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
to detroit? guest: yes. caller: detroit is a city i frequent often to get engaged with the community. it needs a lot of help. a lot of people don't feel that they have been treated right by their state government, city government, federal government. they are being told the internet to their problems are the federal government. i was wondering if that is something you think will be a continuing trend. every time a city goes downhill, the federal government feels the need to step th in. guest: this is a critical area to think about. there are differences in the ways that people and experience civic and poetical life. we see that in the data of this report. people participate in different ways. when it comes to getting young people involved, one of our partners has young people talk about how they can work on issues that they care about, issues that are impacting their communities. mobilizing people on the federal level. the general nation alliance was working together to have young people's voices heard around those economic and other issues. i do think young people are enga
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
believe it is 4.5 million people who can see it on various cable networks in some of the larger cities and then some smaller independent operators in smaller cities. a good part of the traffic has been people who streamed it online. that is a pretty dedicated following. in fact, with the very large online content and was determined 40% comes from the united states. host: an appetite. guest: there is an appetite clearly. how much will translate toward cable channels again -- some of these folks dedicated online streamers -- that is a challenge. but we hope we can provide interesting content and sort of have some people cross over. host: al jazeera purchased current tv in december of last year. how will that expand the american audience? who will you be able to reach now? guest: potentially estimated 50 million viewers. if you talk, 4.5 million homes to 50 million homes, a great leap for us and a great deal. one of the things we thought for years and distribution in the americas. this opens some eyeballs to us, and we hope it gives people a chance to see our coverage, to sample it for those
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am EST
] >> last year, there were 443 murders with firearms on the streets of this city. 65 of those victims were 18 and under. that is the equivalent of a newtown every four months. that is precisely why the overwhelming majority of americans are asking for some common-sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. as i said on tuesday night, i recognize that not everybody agrees with every issue. there are regional differences. the experience of gun ownership is different in urban areas than it is in rural areas. it is different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals to divert -- deserve the vote in congress to rid the deserve a vote. -- deserves a vote in congress. they deserved a vote. [applause] i want to thank the members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to resolve this issue. host: david winston, the issue of gun controls -- gun control. for the winners and losers? guest: the dynamic that is emerging, the hard left and right, they have dug in, and the fight then is, which side will win, and ultimately what
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
take cities like this and put money back into the economy. host: i think we got the point. let's get an answer from representative engel. guest: first of all, thanks for the working-class connection. my dad was a welder. he was an iron worker. a very proud member of the ironworkers union. i grew up with those kinds of feelings, caring about working people in this country. the statistics seem to be going in that direction with unemployment going down and joblessness going down as well. you make a very good point. the problem with our participation is that you really do not know whether you are going to go out of the frying pan into the fire. there are reports, for instance, that the administration was struggling, months ago, overworked -- over whether we should intervene in syria and support the rebels. again, the two schools of thought are, you want to support the rebels because assad, let's say, is not a good person. you would hope that, while -- when he is overthrown, as likely seems the case, the united states will have an influence in the new government if we are aiding and a
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
of talk about obama coming to the funeral or chicago to address the issue of violence in the city being that it is his hometown. there have been about 560 murders here since the last year. 60 this year already. he is coming on friday. he had to go through a lot of flack. radio stations have called him out on it. it is good to see that when you raise your voice, it affects things. her parents were there. he addressed the situation. that was good. host: the president is traveling to chicago to talk about gun violence. he will travel to north carolina to talk about the ideas on manufacturing last night and the state of the union address. look for our coverage at www.c- span.org. tom cole from oklahoma joins us. he sits on the budget committee. he is an appropriator. let us begin with what the president said about the automatic spending cuts that go into place march 1 unless a deal comes up. he said there has to be new revenue and calls for closing loopholes. do you agree? guest: the president has not put forward a plan. he had known this was coming for two years. the house plan -- passed l
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
traveled back to chicago and a city on track to become of the murder capital of the united states -- again that is "the national journal". this shows the line graph from january 12 -- january 2012 if -- go by the fbi's estimates at a time approaching two hundred 50. that is followed by new york, baltimore, and philadelphia. detroit and los angeles being charted there as well. your thoughts for the next 40 minutes. mark on the democrats' line, what do you think? caller: i agree with the second amendment that we all have the right to bear arms. when it comes to these assault weapons, there are too many shootings with the schools. it has become almost an every day thing. it is creating a panic. i know certain areas are worse than others. the government has a compelling interest to address this. they need to try to put rules on the table, not to take away the second amendment, but to enforce more rules to negate these happenings. host: the president several times reiterating that the proposal deserves a vote. what he think? caller: i agree. congress is our lawmakers. they put things i
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
manufacturing plant in delaware. -- guest: i visited a city with a manufacturing plant in delaware. the hot hot -- india is the third fastest-growing source of investment in the united states. as long as they are doing that, but like delaware to get their share. i have had a lot of meetings around that issue. it was encouraging trip. people talk about globalization, but it is real. it is here. whether it is india or a company from south korean the thought a poultry farm -- this is the real world we live in. we are opening up 20 immersion schools where students spend half of their school day learning in a different language. we have 340 kindergarten and first grade students who are learning science, social studies, and mass in either chinese or spanish. in 15 or 20 years, it will make a difference. in a global world, and have to make sure we have a workforce that can communicate in languages other than english. host: from delaware, this is lands on our republican line. -- lance on our republican line. caller: you have proposed gun legislation in delaware, which would require law-abiding citi
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
country, you can see the damage that this has done to all of the inner cities, the towns. i live in a well-known mennonite area, and they are coming up here. why? pennsylvania welcomes them with open arms, will not turn them in to immigration, and i will tell you one thing -- it will lead to either a race war or a revolution. host: mark, we got your point. let's get your response from deepak bhargava. guest: that call illustrates that there are deep anxieties about immigration and the changing face of america. in a few short years this will be a color nation. part of the republican stance is shaped by the election results were an overwhelming number of latinos voted for the president. there clearly is no path for a political party that is not willing to speak to the needs and concerns of the entire population. the anxiety that you see, we see younger americans much more supportive of a path to citizenship, older americans less willing to see that happen -- this is part and parcel of the change we are going through as a country. the president's point, that we cannot think of this as th
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00am EST
democracy in the middle east. israel has provided the united states with a significant amount of cities it intelligence that is helping the united states. there is an interesting report that i suggest the gentleman read issued by the washington institute for near east policy on the role that israel has played in enhancing american security. to a certain extent, for a small country like israel, israel has provided an outsized proportion of return of support for the united states in terms of the type of technology and military intelligence that has helped the united states. we should not just look at this as a one-way street. the israelis also understand the obligation of helping their american allies. host: this morning, the washington post reflecting on the tenure anniversary of: ofl's -- 10 year anniversary testimony.l's in george w. bush's book, he described the presentation as exhaustive. later, many of the assertions would prove to be inaccurate. at the time, his words reflected the considered judgment and intelligence of the cia at home and around the world. if you look back at wha
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
allow -- they put locks on doors from the inside. the change the handlebars city cannot -- so you cannot chain them up. we have an emergency alert systems. that actually run drills and have created a threat assessment teams were the have faculty members, members a lot -- members of the mental health community involved in identifying problem students and making changes they need. we have done a good deal in terms of improving our school security. we have done nothing in terms of improving or firearm security and making sure guns are not falling into the hands of those who should not have them. he host: the nra raising in excess of $1 million, one of the best fund-raising efforts ever. they're also seeing a record number of new number -- new memberships to the nra. does that surprise you? guest: people are drawn to both sides. we have seen similar significant donation increases, the chapter's starting up. it has been a phenomenal what portion of support we have seen. two months later, we try to get back to people now. keep up. -- keep it up. that is great. when people see these even
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
flexibility -- when you see this states and your counties and cities do that across the board -- spending reductions generally, they do it with flexibility to the different departments can re reprogrammed-and replace and adjusted. that's the way it should be. host: from twitter -- guest: the keystone xl pipeline is a good point. it has been awhile since the president has delayed a decision on keystone. as bipartisan support and the governor of nebraska has said let's get this rolling and keystone is a great idea. that would be a great first start. permitting some oil exploration and drilling and development is another one in that same sector. you can look at what has happened in north dakota with the amount of drilling and production. another thing the president could do today that would lead to job growth is look at his federal agencies. the federal regulatory agencies have 291,000 employees. 291,000 employees. last year, they issued 4000 new regulations which are thousands of pages of instructions and the federal register. that -- he needs to for -- it makes it impossible fo
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